Jason Robinson was appointed head coach of Premiership membership Sale for the next season on today in 2009.
The previous England wing, who beforehand spent seven years as a participant with the Sharks from 2000-07, returned to the membership after agreeing an preliminary two-year deal to hitch the Edgeley Park administration group.
Sale introduced the 34-year-old would work beneath the membership’s director of rugby Kingsley Jones when he took over from Toulon-bound Philippe Saint-Andre on the finish of the season.
Robinson had captained Sale to their first – and presently solely – Premiership title in 2006 and Jones mentioned of his impending return: “It’s incredible information for the membership that Jason has agreed to hitch the teaching workers.
“It’s no coincidence that within the three years that Jason was captain was essentially the most profitable within the membership’s historical past.
“He’s famend for his enthusiasm and drive and is a confirmed 100 per cent winner.”
Robinson, who performed 9 years of rugby league earlier than switching codes in 2000, retired after England’s defeat by South Africa within the 2007 World Cup last, having gained 51 caps for his nation.
Throughout that point Robinson performed a key function as England gained the 2003 World Cup whereas he additionally turned the primary black participant to captain the nationwide group when, in November 2004, he led the facet to a 70-0 victory over Canada, a match through which he scored a hat-trick of tries
The previous Nice Britain rugby league star additionally toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2001 and 2005.
He was head coach at Sale for simply over a yr earlier than he was changed by former All Black Mike Brewer on the finish of the 2009-10 season.
Robinson, whose facet have been eleventh within the Premiership on the time of the teaching reshuffle, mentioned: “When Kingsley requested me to assist out final yr I felt that I couldn’t let him or the membership down in what was all the time going to be a really difficult season.
“Whereas I had no plans to enter teaching, I used to be delighted to reply within the membership’s hour of want.
“Having now made positive that Sale Sharks will likely be taking part in Guinness Premiership rugby subsequent yr, I really feel that the time is correct to let one other coach take up the mantle.”
Robinson briefly got here out of retirement in 2010 on the age of 35 for a stint with Fylde.